ArcGIS Insights is a great product to use when you need to do analysis, but sometimes just doing the analysis isn’t enough. Communicating your results with clients and colleagues is often required, and one of the best ways to share your results is through ArcGIS StoryMaps. This blog will walk you through the steps to share your results and embed them into ArcGIS StoryMaps.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out these examples of Insights content embedded in ArcGIS StoryMaps:
- In search of refuge: Mapping forced displacement from 1951 to 2020
- Where do they go?: Exploring bird population and migration with ArcGIS Insights
Before you begin
This blog deals with the steps you perform after you have completed your analysis. You can follow along with the steps using a page from your own analysis, or by first completing the exercise Create a report in ArcGIS Insights up until the steps when you share your results.
You will also need to open ArcGIS StoryMaps and create a new story or open an existing story.
Share your page in Insights
In order to view your analysis from Insights in a story, you will need to share your Insights page. Shared pages can be viewed by members of your organization or the public, even if the viewer does not have an Insights license. The data on a shared page cannot be updated or analyzed, but the viewer can interact with cards, including making selections, zooming and panning on a map, and flipping the cards to view statistics.
Before you share your page you should consider some of the following edits:
- Rename the cards with descriptive titles.
- Resize the cards so they fit on your page.
- Change the layer style so that the symbols help tell your story.
- Write a description of the back of each card explaining the analysis or data being displayed.
- Share your data or get the data owner to share the data. If the data on the page is not shared then it may not appear in the story for all users.
For additional tips for making compelling visualizations in Insights, see Communicating your Insights: A practical guide.
Once your cards have been organized the way you want them, go to your Share and edit page menu and click Share.
The Share as window opens and you can enter a Title, Tags, Description, and Share with options. You can also choose whether to allow people viewing the page to export your cards as images or data.
You must share your page with Everyone if you plan to make it public. If your story is staying within your organization then you can share the page with just your organization. Click Share or Update to share your page.
When your page is shared, the window will display four new options: View your shared page, Access your page item, Embed, and Schedule an update. You are going to use the <iframe> from Embed to display your page in a story.
The <iframe> is optimized to use in ArcGIS StoryMaps by default. You can configure the <iframe> further to fit the size of your page. For more information, see the Insights iframe guide.
Add an <iframe> to your story
An <iframe> is used to embed your shared Insights page in your story as a web page. When you add new content to a story, you will have the option to add web content through an embed block.
Copy the <iframe> from your shared page, paste it in the Add web content window, and click Add. Your Insights page will now be embedded into your story. You can change the size of the embed block and configure the embed options.
- Communicating your Insights: A practical guide
- Share a page from Insights
- Configure iframes to embed shared pages
- Insights iframe guide
- Add media in ArcGIS StoryMaps
This article was originally published on March 22, 2017 and has been updated.